The Hudson’s have a screen/filter that may restrict flow a bit but I don’t think it’s anything that is too much of a concern. I’ve never personally used one though.
I took the filter out before. It looks like it restricts the flow. I didn’t do any tests to compare with it in or out.
We use a different Jobe (Topaz Compact).
FWIW- Last year I did a bucket test on the Jobe vs our old Hudsons vs. the bare hose…all ran the full 6gpm on our shop spigot.
It’s in there. The old bulkhead fitting from my Hudson valve turned out to be the best way to get it in the right place. No ragerts. I’ll test it out next time I ice down the cooler.
So far, this valve seems to be sporadic as far as flow; definitely not constant. I’ve only used it a couple of times but can’t say I’d recommend it as of yet. More testing & possibly some disassembly to see how it ticks is on the horizon. Stay tuned…
I’m going to assist some lube or silicone in the hudson, as it had stuck open twice, but in iff camber situations only. so it may just need a little help sliding back to closed.
I keep a pair of automotive ramps handy so I can always level up the rig. Lots of hills around here. I’ll probably just buy a Topaz TPVC0100DLT & use either the Hudson or this thing as a backup unless I crack the code before then.
I have the Topaz ceiling mounted & I believe it’ll work. I just swapped the arm to the opposite side. Going to test it tomorrow & take it for a drive on Monday if all goes well. It definitely appears to be a solid piece of equipment! The float ball is half filled with sand, so it’s a lot heavier than it looks. This is the 1 inch. Comes with the nut + washer & a detachable arm that can be used to vary the water level if that’s your thing.
Topaz for the win! Looks like you could get another 2 inches of buffer tank capacity going through the side but the ceiling mount directly replaced the Hudson in a few minutes. I put the bulkhead above the tank so the float would sit higher. No bulkhead needed, I’m just using it as an adapter at the moment. A 1 inch FPT x 3/4 barb 90 would be ideal but is impossible to find so a PVC 1 inch x 3/4 adapter is on the grocery list. As pictured above, the float is on the wrong side (oof!) but was easy to flip around without removing it. This thing pours water & shuts off like a champ.
Not when you search for solutions all day everyday! This is not a call out for me to find all your fittings for you day in and day out lol
Good man! That one goes the wrong way; 1 inch barb x 3/4 fpt. I keep running into that. I may just add a 1 inch to 3/4 reducer barb to keep adapter fittings from sticking out into the oncoming traffic.
Ahhh crap lol what material would you ideally want it in? I’ll look for you since I’ve committed myself now lol
Haha, don’t sweat it brotha! You have fancy new injectors to provide us with, which is much more important. I made the same mistake with a part from Lowe’s, it made it all the way to the house & right back to the return counter. It works fine like it is anyway.
45 mins in and I just pulled my hair out sorry it’s not happening for you haha you’ll have to do it in three if you don’t want to add length to the vertical. Female 90° elbow 1" FPT x 1" FPT, 1"x3/4" reduction bushing and then your HB adapter.
I really do hate the idea of endless adapters as much as you! It’s actually the reason I’m making parts now.
One of each & 3 clamps will close the deal. Thanks for checking it out though, & keep your hair on your noggin!
It worked out dude! The 1 inch portion will be the last place I’ll expect to find a kink. I bought the fittings from Lowe’s & the barbs were in a bolt-thread pattern that made them super easy to put on the hose (silicon grease probably didn’t hurt). I probably should have used a longer whip so it could knock some of the rust off my trailer when crossing speed bumps and pot holes.
6 potential leaks per foot
You’re not kidding! Coincidentally I was testing some new guns I have in the works this morning and I was imagining a better blend manifold with WAY less leak points. I’m going to see how manufacturable it will be pretty soon. One more thing to sink money into!
What am I missing here? A 1 inch FPT x 3/4 barb 90 would have eliminated one adapter but it couldn’t be found & still worked out well. If you have a better set up, feel free to share photos. I would love to have found the info in this thread 6 months ago. That’s the whole reason I updated the thread.